Roboticula (Demian Ferrari – Ana Laura Cantera) – 2019
Displaced is a biorobotic art installation about disaster displacements. The robot is inspired in the legs of a southern lapwing, a local bird of Argentina, and it walks drifting in new territories. He travels in new territories knowing them and taking their characteristics, leaving behind their history and routine and having to adapt to the new changes to survive. The organism avoids threats, and therefore it distances itself from the humans who led it to its reterritorialization. Its walk is forced, difficult, but constant.
The robot´s structure is printed in 3d and the skin was made with different types of biomaterials of yerba mate, beans, beet, and human hair.